No approval for power load yet, Jallianwala opening delayed again - ECAS Punjab

No approval for power load yet, Jallianwala opening delayed again

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 4

Once again the opening of the Jallianwala Bagh has got delayed after the authorities concerned failed to obtain sanction for the requisite power load. Given that a lot of additions have taken place, including special light arrangements, documentary telecast, lazer show and a light and sound show, the power capacity was bound to increase. However, for the same arrangements were not made.

The restoration work and allied services worth Rs 19.36 crore is being carried out by the Union Ministry of Culture, supervised under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and executed by National Buildings Construction Corporation (India) Ltd.

An ASI official said the renovation job had already been completed. Now, it was incumbent upon the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust to get sanction for the power required to the run the show.

“We were eager to hand it over to the trust, but the delay happened for the want of adequate power load capacity. Earlier, the electric load capacity was around 100 Kv and a transformer was there with a capacity of 120 Kv. Now, since the load will be nothing less than 220 to 250 Kv, a 330 Kv transformer has to be there. We have already intimated the local authorities to obtain the necessary sanctions for power load as soon as possible,” said the official.

from The Tribune

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